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Fallen MPD's partner thanks community support. First case of bird flu in Minnesota dairy cows

The partner of a Minneapolis police officer killed in the line of duty is thanking friends, family members and the community for their continued support. Tori Myslajek said in a statement Thursday their family is completely devastated by the loss. She said Mitchell’s greatest joys in life were his four children, who range in age from 4 to 20 years old.

And the Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a dairy herd in Benton County. While it’s the first reported case of bird flu in Minnesota dairy cows, the risk to the public is still low.

This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Gracie Stockton. Music by Gary Meister.

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